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Gaelic Education

Gaelic playgroups – Croìleagan
These are available at the following locations:

Corstorphine Youth and Community Centre
Monday 9:30am - 12:00pm
Contact the Centre on 0131 334 1475 or Norma Martin on 0131 529 2415

Leith Community Centre
Monday 9:30am - 11:25am
Tuesday 9:30am - 11:25am
Contact Norma Martin on 0131 529 2415

Tollcross Community Education Centre
Wednesday 9:00am - 11:30am
Friday 9:00am - 11:30am
Contact the Centre on 0131 229 7828 or Norma Martin on 0131 529 2415

Nursery and primary school
The Gaelic medium unit at Tollcross Primary School caters for nursery and primary pupils from all over the city. The children are taught the full curriculum through the medium of Gaelic, and their achievements are nationally recognised whether or not Gaelic is the language of the home. Pupils from the Gaelic medium Unit consistently win prizes in the National Mod in various categories.

For more information, contact Head Teacher on 0131 229 7828 or Norma Martin on 0131 529 2415.

Secondary school
Pupils can continue Gaelic study at James Gillespie's High School where Standard Grade and Higher courses in Gaelic are offered. Contact the school on 0131 447 1900.

Adult education
Daytime and evening classes for beginners, post-beginners, intermediate and advanced learners are offered through the Edinburgh Council's Adult Education Programme. See https://www.joininedinburgh.org/enrol/aep/ for more information or call 0131 469 3376.

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